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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Quote Originally Posted by chacabuco View Post
    I just had 3 30x40s mounted, laminated and had a brace put on them for another show and it ran me close to $600, so that's a great price for the 15 prints.
    Indeed. Now you know why there are so many framing shops around. It is very lucrative. Which is one very important reason I encourage "amateurs" to mount and frame their own work, by example.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    staple them up..or tape them up with duct tape

    I'm over the whole matting and mounting and framing thing.. talk abount money down the drain

    staple them up hap-hazzardly - make it a style!

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    For an industrial look, get pieces of galvanized sheet metal and attach the prints to those with magnets. Reusable.
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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Tenter hooks holding glass to wall with matted print behind is another option, but I think by the time you have the glass and mat you're pretty close to price of a simple black frame. We attended a show a couple of years ago in which one of the photographers put his work in homemade frames made from scrap wood. Very nice presentation. His stuff was pretty big too, like maybe 40" square or so.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    The cheapest way would be to dry mount them to foam core and then use Swiss Clips without an over mat. Leaving off the over mat would keep the weight down too. Foam core is pretty inexpensive. It would probably be best to trim off any paper around the image before you mount it. You might want to consider using a color besides white for the foam core as well.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    I would try Ikea first.reasonably priced frames, wide choice of sizes, and styles.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Yes its only wall paper anyway... I would use elmers glue and the cheapest wall varnish from Home Depot I can find.

    You are joking right?
    Quote Originally Posted by DrTang View Post
    staple them up..or tape them up with duct tape

    I'm over the whole matting and mounting and framing thing.. talk abount money down the drain

    staple them up hap-hazzardly - make it a style!

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    get them box mounted at printmount.
    they work with large pieces and small
    and their prices are very reasonable.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Matte the prints, cut a sheet of clear glass to the size of the matte then use tenterhooks, pounded directly into the wall to support the "sandwich" on all four corners.

    Assuming your gallery's walls are covered in homasote or cork board.

    Tenterhooks (AKA: "L-pins") are cheap. 10 apiece from this site: http://www.kilianhardware.com/tenterhooks.html
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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotah Jackson View Post
    Fine matting enhances an image and directs attention to it. It shows the image at its best.
    Why would anyone advocate display methods that don't show their work at its best?

    I won't dispute some show their work in shoddy ways, they know what their work is worth.
    I have nothing against nice frames.

    Personally I think some people overvalue their work, and their framing reflects their insecurity.

    Anyone can buy a nice frame. Few take pictures that I care about.

    Put another way: I'd rather see a Sudek print thumbtacked to a wall than a Ken Rockwell in an archival frame.

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